Called strike (86.3 mph changeup)Swinging strike (88.8 mph changeup)Foul (87.3 mph changeup)In play, no out (97.1 mph four-seam fastball)
Alec Bohm singles on a line drive to left fielder Marcell Ozuna.
Pickoff Attempt 1BCalled strike (96.8 mph four-seam fastball)Foul (97.2 mph four-seam fastball)Foul (96.3 mph four-seam fastball)Pickoff Attempt 1BFoul (97. mph four-seam fastball)Foul (97.3 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (90.5 mph cutter)Ball (97. mph four-seam fastball)Swinging strike (blocked) (86.7 mph changeup)
Bryce Harper strikes out swinging.
Harper needs a day off. He is really in a slump
Called strike (96. mph four-seam fastball)Pickoff Attempt 1BPickoff Attempt 1BIn play, out(s) (87.6 mph changeup)
J.T. Realmuto lines out to second baseman Vaughn Grissom.
I can’t believe Thomson will bring in Robertson rather than let Alvarez start the 9th.
I was wondering…they can take Alvarado out at the beginning of the inning, but if he starts the inning now he has to face two batters, right?
Called strike (98. mph sinker)Ball (93.6 mph cutter)Foul (93. mph cutter)Ball (93.9 mph cutter)Foul (101.3 mph sinker)Foul tip (91.9 mph cutter)
Vaughn Grissom strikes out on a foul tip.
That is correct
Michael Harris II
Ball (99.8 mph sinker)In play, out(s) (100.3 mph sinker)
Michael Harris II grounds out, first baseman Rhys Hoskins to pitcher Jose Alvarado.
In play, no out (99.8 mph sinker)
Marcell Ozuna singles on a line drive to right fielder Dalton Guthrie.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Guillermo Heredia replaces Marcell Ozuna.Ball (99.7 mph sinker)Ball (99.7 mph sinker)Called strike (98.6 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (99.9 mph sinker)Called strike (98.2 mph sinker)Swinging strike (100.6 mph sinker)
Robbie Grossman strikes out swinging.
Alvarado is red hot
Big win to get this Braves series started off on the right foot.
No wasted runs!
That bloop was the first hit he's allowed this month!
What a huge pitching performance. Absolutely huge win.
Alvarez should be the closer. Putting together pitchers who can cover the 2-3 innings to get him in the 9th is the big issue.0
Alvarez hasn't pitched for us in several years
Thomson says they are trying to ramp Alvarado up to pitching "1+" innings, as well as the 9th specifically.
"I don't consider anybody the closer," he added (which has been his style all year of course).
Scrolling across the Phillies-Braves game was a message apologizing for not showing the Yankees, explaining that NEPA was designated as Phillies market so they were contractually obligated to show the Phillies game. That definitely made the Phillies the red-headed stepchild of MLB.